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More trees, better farming could slash carbon emissions

Planting more trees, farming more sustainably and conserving wetlands could significantly slash the amount of carbon emissions that humanity spews into the atmosphere through fossil fuel use, researchers said Monday.


Sending children to Chinese schools un-Islamic: principal

Letting a non-Muslim barber touch your hair, attending a Chinese school and wishing someone "Happy Birthday" are all "haram".


Jan-Aug trade up 22.6%

The country's trade volume increased 22.6% to RM1.163 trillion during January-August 2017 period, with electrical and electronic products the largest exports.


Duterte says city 'liberated' after siege

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday declared a southern city "liberated from terrorists" after a five-month battle against militants loyal to the Islamic State group.


Police to probe MACC video: IGP

IGP Fuzi says the police are investigating a viral online video showing a senior MACC official's involvement in an unusual relationship with a married woman.


Biggest refugee camps in the world

Bangladesh has announced plans to build a refugee camp that could accommodate around 800,000 Rohingya Muslims pouring over the border from Myanmar.


Wildfires kill 39 in Portugal and Spain

At least 36 people have died in fires ravaging forests in northern and central Portugal over the past 24 hours, rescuers said Monday, after three people were killed in Spain in blazes sparked by arsonists and fanned by Hurricane Ophelia.


Abe sends offering to war shrine

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent a ritual offering to a controversial war shrine on Tuesday, risking protest from China and South Korea which see it as a painful reminder of Tokyo's warring past.


Emma the robot masseuse gets to work in Singapore

A robot masseuse named Emma is offering Singaporeans high-tech back rubs with a gigantic metal arm and warm silicone tips which its creators say perfectly mimic the human touch.


Over 500,000 Europeans killed by air pollution annually

Air pollution causes more than 500,000 premature deaths across Europe each year despite "slowly" improving air quality on the continent, the EU's environment authority said.


 

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